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Students & Staff Recognized

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At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored several groups of students and teachers for earning distinguished designations. In addition to AP Scholars, the Board recognized four teachers throughout the district who have earned tenure, as well as the high school athletics program for its exemplary display of sportsmanship. Congratulations to all who were honored!

Record Number of AP Scholars

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It was another record-breaking year for Malverne High School’s Advanced Placement students who excelled on the 2018 AP exams. A total of 71 past and present students were recognized as AP Scholars this fall. This number includes four National AP Scholars.

Congratulations to the following students on achieving this honor:

National AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.
Charles Agriogianis, Endy Beltran, Angie Luna Menjivar and Roshni Shukla.

AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Charles Agriogianis, Endy Beltran, Shimea Bridgewater, Jack Cecere, Nelson Chow, Justin D’Andrea, Christopher Jean, Estela Laureano, Angie Luna Menjivar, Michael Ma, Anthony Marco, Troi McKenzie, Minahil Mudassar, Robin Murry, Kevin O’Reilly, Kaitlyn Ramharakh, Naseem Sadik, Roshni Shukla and Olivia St.John.

AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Oluwaseun Ajirotutu, Alexander Berry, Mohammed Bhutta, Afua Boakye-Yiadom, Terrell Campbell, Lucy Elvir Buines, Rosmery Landaverde Deras, Elizabeth Lawless and Akeile Smith.

AP Scholars
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Halle Akaeze, Kayana Ashley, David Badillo, Pamela Barron, Ashley Boone, Christion Cange, Soleil Carboni, Amanda Christodoulou, Tamia Clark, Kehara Coates, Asya Cobbs, Christopher Dacosta, Tristan Debidat, Sharnali Debnath, Subhadra Debnath, Mackensdy Dormeus, Drew Dunlevy, Jake Dunlevy, Angie Duran, Savannah Fehn, Molly Fisherman, Hannah Hardeo, Josue Hernandez, Tiffany Hernandez, Morenike Iyageh, Agnes Kubik, Jasmine Ma, Sameer Mamun, Olivia Marco, Hope Matthews, Shane McGovern, Katherine McGuinness, Abighail McKinney, Angela Morgan, Christian Morgan, Conner O’Reilly, Christian Portillo, Lamar Ramsey, Kyle Sajoyan, Khalil Smith, Kelsey Tapley, Olivia Valentino and Melissa Vasquez.

Homecoming News

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Jayde-Madison Clarke is a student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School.

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She is a strong class leader and last year, she organized a project for her class to decorate lunch bags for the homeless.

Peg O’Connor Honored for Service

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With more than 30 years of service to the Malverne schools and community, Marguerite (Peg) O’Connor was featured in this week’s Malverne-West Hempstead Herald. View the entire feature article honoring her service, here:,106993

2018 Football Schedule


Featured in LI Press

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Click here for link to full article!

Making Strides for Life Donations

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Monthly Bond Update


Explore Zone


Following the successful launch of Mission Explore last year, Davison Avenue decided to take it to the next level. Over the summer, the district’s maintenance crew helped to revamp a formerly underutilized space into an Explore Zone. The area will be used for indoor, supervised play during indoor recess days and as part of the Mission Explore initiative. Mission Explore is a K-5 initiative that provides students with mindful, purposeful, structured and supervised play sessions throughout the nine-period school day. Benefits include improved socialization and collaboration skills, encouraging curiosity and creating better focus and performance in the classroom. The new indoor Explore Zone includes many lo-tech games such puzzles and Legos. It was unveiled to students at a special Ribbon Cutting held during Davison Avenue’s annual Welcome Back BBQ on Friday, Sept. 7.

Welcome Back!

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Congratulations to the following individuals who were honored at Superintendent’s Conference Day:


Jeanine Greco
Loredonna Hennessy
Marguerite Izzo
Barbara Kimball
Maura Minor
Kim Piccola
Diane Pryor
Diane Tosiello

* OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER….Joseph Eaderoso from Howard T. Herber Middle School

* OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER….Liz Niessing from Maurice W. Downing Primary School

New Teachers Welcomed

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New teachers were welcomed in an orientation at the high school prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. The purpose of the orientation was to acquaint the new teachers with the expectations and core values of the district, as well as introduce them to the technologies and resources available to them and their students.

Congratulations and welcome to the following individuals:

Kelly Alerte – elementary teacher at Davison Avenue
Nicola Alleva – art at MHS
Erin Cohne – special education at HTH Middle School
Danielle Endress – reading at HTH Middle School
Katie Lee Fariello – elementary teacher at MWD Primary School
Matthew Fox – social studies at MHS
Derek Gerardi – science at HTH Middle School
Rebecca Gottesman – Director of Guidance, K-12
Ashley Librizzi – elementary teacher at MWD Primary School
Jessica Parsell – elementary teacher at Davison Avenue
Eliza Sion – psychologist at MHS

Upcoming Pre-K Registration Info


Note About Schedule Access

To alleviate access delays or slowdowns on our network, schedules and class assignments will be posted on the Parent Portal according to the schedule below. Should you need assistance, please contact the Counseling Center at your child's school (grades 6-12) or the main office (grades K-5).

Parent Portal Class Schedules/Assignment Postings:

Maurice W. Downing Primary School (K-2) – Wednesday 8/22 – late morning

Davison Avenue Intermediate School (3-5) – Wednesday 8/22 – late morning

Howard T. Herber Middle School (6-8) – Wednesday 8/22 – early morning

Malverne High School (9-12) – Wednesday8/22 – early morning

Please try logging into your Parent Portal account prior to the dates above. Should you need assistance accessing your Parent Portal account, please email:

Maurice W. Downing Primary School (K-2) – Ms. Gehrig

Davison Avenue Intermediate School (3-5) – Ms. Tosiello<>

Howard T. Herber Middle School (6-8) – Mr. Nehlsen<>

Malverne High School (9-12) – Ms. Sandorfi

The online version of the 2018-2019 Malverne School District Calendar is also posted on the website. Click the “Calendar” button on the home page. The printed calendar will be delivered to area homes later this month.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Special Forces

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Congratulations to the following students who will represent the Davison Avenue Fifth-Grade Special Forces for the new school year: Top Row (L-R) Max Clarke, Lorraine Akou, Aiden Nal, Emma Rose, Jayden Jolly, Jasmine Lugo; and Bottom Row (L-R) Austin Tobin, Emmy Pierre, Christian Atwell, Madeleine O’Gara, Ethan Suarez, Belen Vasquez

High School and Middle School Athletic Season Starting Dates

Fall – High School
Football: Monday, August 20, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018
Soccer/Volleyball/G Tennis/Cheerleading: Monday, August 27, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fall – Middle School
Football/Cheerleading/Soccer: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Saturday, November 3, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018